President Obama's 'gutsy' decision
May 2nd, 2011
02:25 PM ET
4 years ago

President Obama's 'gutsy' decision

(CNN) - The decision by President Barack Obama to launch the assault that killed Osama bin Laden was one of the "gutsiest" calls by any president in recent memory, Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said Monday.

John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, said that despite intelligence indicating that bin Laden was in the compound in Pakistan, there was no certainty the al Qaeda leader was actually there.

Obama "made what I believe was one of the ... gutsiest calls of any president in recent memory," Brennan said.

Brennan called the elimination of Osama bin Laden "a strategic blow" to al Qaeda.

"It is a necessary but not necessarily sufficient blow to lead to its demise," he said.


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soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. rusty155

    Nice move Mr PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND THE US TROOP THAT WHEN IN THERE TO GET HIM.

    May 2, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  2. bassman

    Pres. Obama couldn't even thank former Pres. Bush. How petty. Compare this headline with the way our media mocked Pres. Bush. "Mission accomplished" was mocked, even though the sign was put up by the Navy.

    May 2, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
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